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Jill Deutser, Maria Bush, Mehrnaz Gill, Donatella Benckenstein

Jill Deutser, Maria Bush, Mehrnaz Gill and Donatella Benckenstein (Photo: The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation)

For more than 20 years, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation has hosted the “A Celebration of Reading” event. The event supports the importance of reading and literacy in our community. This year’s will take place April 21 at The Hobby Center. The lineup of authors includes Pulitzer Prize-winning Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling authors Brad Meltzer and Kelly Corrigan, and award-winning author and broadcaster Scott Simon. The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Ladies For Literacy Guild recently held its inaugural meeting at the home of George and Annette Strake. Pictured at the meeting are (from left) Jill Deutser, Maria Bush, Mehrnaz Gill and Donatella Benckenstein. See

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